Monday, September 18, 2006

Home Sweet Home

I'm so glad to be back home. It's funny but in the last few months, Raleigh has become home. On the way back it hit me, I felt like a visitor the entire time. There are all of these changes that I didn't know about and no one mentioned to me, for obvious reasons. Changes have been made to my old stomping grounds (Mason). I didn't even have time to see everything. Hopefully, I'll have time for a good look around when we go back for Thanksgiving. Fortunately, the trip wasn't as bad as anticipated so going back for Thanksgiving is an option for me. Here's what happened in a nutshell:

Got my granola bars from Wegman's (This may seem like a small thing but I love them and they are a convenient and healthy snack. Unfortunately, I haven't been able to find them anywhere down here.)

Got to see the family and all engagement rings up close and personal.

Now that my uncle's fiance has moved in, the house is totally put together. There were even enough beds for all of us. Good times.

Didn't have to deal with too much drama.

The dogs had so much fun playing together.
(wow is that it?)

Drama the minute we walked in the door (We got there late, my uncle wanted the dogs to go outside but our dogs are indoor dogs. There was much drama and lots of me and my sisters talking about how we wanted to and should have stayed at a hotel. It was so bad even my mom was thinking about leaving the very next day. Drama.)

Was forced to swap rooms with Little Sis and wound up sharing a bed with mom. Of course, the joke was on her because her bed was super uncomfortable and mine was a comfy, king sized bed. Also the room had tons of nice accommodations and hers was just bare bones. Serves her right for trying to be a brat in the middle of the night.

Didn't get to see one of my cousins (she flaked as usual).

Didn't get to see any so-called friends (ditto).

InshaAllah, next time we'll stay in a hotel and I'll be able to rent a car of my own. I'm not deluded enough to think I'll have my own car by the time Thanksgiving rolls around. For that, I would need a steady job.


Saly said...

Welcome back! I'm glad you enjoyed yourself.

BTW, how do you find the experience of keeping dogs? I'm particularly asking because, (and I have posted this on someone else’s blog too),I found it extremely hard to keep a dog. I had him for 5 yrs and my Muslim relatives made it so difficult for us it was unbearable.

singlemuslimah said...

Unfortunately, a lot of Muslims believe that dogs are haram but that's just not the case. Since we just relocated, we don't know a lot of Muslims down here so it hasn't been a problem. And as far as I'm concerned, it's their problem not ours. I mean, we're not doing anything haram so I'm not to concerned with what people think. We we go back to VA we stay with my uncle and he's not Muslim. A couple of Muslim friends have made comments but there hasn't been too much fuss. If you really want another dog, you should just get one. As long as you aren't living with your relatives, it shouldn't be a problem.

ruby said...

Sounds like, overall, a good time. Family drama is to be expected though...personally I love my huge, crazy, ridiculous family but more when they're not around.

Saly said...

I agree! Maybe one day we should write a post on how gorgeous dogs are, and how we shold treat them like Haraam! I will, Inshallah.

Ramadan Kareem, dear SingleMuslimah